August 18, 2019

Restaurant Review: Yoder’s in Sarasota


Recently, my sister and I went to Florida to celebrate her birthday.  We have a 92-year-old uncle who lives there, and any trip to Florida includes a visit to Uncle Frank.  Similarly, any visit with Uncle Frank includes a meal out.  This time was no different.  I did not know there was a robust Amish community in Sarasota, but there is.  Having grown up in Northeastern Ohio, I know a little something about Amish.  I know they know how to cook!

After dinner at the nearby Dutch Heritage House, we went down the street to Yoder’s and waited in line for the opportunity to indulge in a piece of Yoder’s pie.  It was worth the wait.  Regina and I split a piece of chocolate pecan pie.  It was amazing, and one piece was adequate for the both of us, because the slice was huge!  I’ll bet they don’t get more than five pieces out of one pie.

Dessert isn’t the only thing on the menu at Yoder’s, but if dessert is on your mind and you’re in Sarasota, don’t take that appetite anywhere else.

Editor’s note: Just up the highway from Sarasota is the city of Tampa with many things to see and do, including the Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, the Dali Museum and more.

Photo credit:  TheSeafarer